materials patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye) + felt flowers and chipboard letters (American Crafts) + brads (The Paper Studio) + border punch and scalloped oval punch (Fiskars) + digital paper (Vintage Text paper pack by Katie Pertiet) + digital postage frame (Covered Stamp Sheets 1 by Meredith Fenwick) + shaped text paths (Text Bytes: Shaped Text Templates No. 4 by Pattie Knox) + font (Myriad Pro) + software (Photoshop CS2)
A Note From Aly
Last summer while attending a family reunion, my father-in-law shared dozens of old family heritage photos with us that he got from his mother before she passed. My father-in-law could identify some of the names and details of the photos, but many he could not. Most of the photos had no names, dates, or details written on them or about them. Any relatives that could identify them are gone. These peoples' lives are now forgotten. This haunted and saddened me, and as I looked at their nameless faces I felt like they were sending a message to me: be sure to record details (names, dates, places, stories) about our family so that our lives are not forgotten. All of the photos on this layout are of these unidentifiable people, and I wanted it to convey the message that I had gotten from them. This is really the essence of scrapbooking to me.